Thupten Jinpa

Thupten Jinpa received his early education in the classical Tibetan system and holds a Lharam degree (the Tibetan equivalent to a doctorate in divinity) as well as a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he also worked as a research fellow at Girton College. He has been the principal English translator for the Dalai Lama since 1986. He is currently the president of the newly established Institute of Tibetan Classics dedicated to translating key Tibetan classics into contemporary languages. He lives in Montreal, Canada, with his wife and two young children.

ARTICLES

Tibetan Language Reader's Guide

Interested in learning Tibetan or deepening your existing Tibetan language skills? Below is a guide to help you choose the right resources for your needs. We offer two tracks: one for those who plan on traveling or spending a longer period of time in India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, and...
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SNOW LION NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

The Dalai Lama on Dzogchen

The following article is from the Spring, 2001 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection by His Holiness the Dalai Lama translated by Thupten Jinpa and...
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The Dalai Lama, Buddhism, and Science: Consciousness At the Crossroads

The following article is from the Summer, 1999 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. Conversations with The Dalai Lama on Brainscience and Buddhism edited by Zara Houshmand, Robert Livingston,...
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Path To Bliss

The following article is from the Spring, 1991 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. A Practical Guide to Stages of Meditation New book by The Dalai Lama! Translated by Geshe Thubten Jinpa,...
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Mind and Life Conference: Buddhism and Science in Dharamsala (1988)

The following article is from the Spring, 1988 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. DIALOGUE IN DHARAMSALA by Newcomb Greenleaf In late October, 1987, five Western scientists met for a week with...
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